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National Monitoring System data released for 2016/17

By   /  November 16, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Environment, KB, KB, Ministry for the Environment, New Zealand Government, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on National Monitoring System data released for 2016/17

Source: Ministry for the Environment The Ministry for the Environment has today released the National Monitoring System (NMS) data for the year ending 30 June 2017. The NMS requires councils, the Environmental Protection Authority and the Department of Internal Affairs to provide detailed data each year on the functions, tools, and processes that they are […]

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Our Te Purengi leadership team welcomes two new members

By   /  November 9, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Environment, KB, KB, Ministry for the Environment, New Zealand Government, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Our Te Purengi leadership team welcomes two new members

Source: Ministry for the Environment Amanda Moran and Natasha Lewis have been appointed to the Ministry’s Te Purengi leadership team.  Amanda takes up the role of Deputy Secretary responsible for the Natural and Built System and Natasha the Deputy Secretary responsible for Strategy and Stewardship. The appointments recognise the significant contribution Amanda and Natasha have […]

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Librarian recognised for service to our country’s environmental history

By   /  November 6, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Environment, KB, KB, Ministry for the Environment, New Zealand Government, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Librarian recognised for service to our country’s environmental history

Source: Ministry for the Environment Our long-serving librarian is among the first to be awarded a new commendation for meritorious public service. Ailsa Parker was presented the State Services Commissioner’s Commendation for Frontline Excellence at the inaugural awards ceremony at Parliament last night. The commendation is awarded to public servants who demonstrate exceptional care and […]

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New Zealand signs international declaration to cut plastic waste

By   /  October 29, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Environment, KB, KB, Ministry for the Environment, New Zealand Government, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on New Zealand signs international declaration to cut plastic waste

Source: Ministry for the Environment New Zealand has today signed an international declaration to cut plastic waste from our economy and environment. The New Plastics Economy Global Commitment focuses on addressing the root causes of plastic waste and pollution by looking at the whole system of how plastic is imported, produced and used. It is […]

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New Zealand leaders stand together in shared responsibility for long-term investment in our natural resources

By   /  October 19, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Environment, KB, KB, Ministry for the Environment, New Zealand Government, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on New Zealand leaders stand together in shared responsibility for long-term investment in our natural resources

Source: Ministry for the Environment A new initiative to halt and reverse the decline of New Zealand’s natural assets was launched in Auckland today. The Aotearoa Circle is a unique and voluntary initiative bringing together senior leaders from across the public and private sectors. The founding members of The Aotearoa Circle share the fundamental belief […]

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Report shows New Zealand air quality is good

By   /  October 18, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Environment, KB, KB, Ministry for the Environment, New Zealand Government, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Report shows New Zealand air quality is good

Source: Ministry for the Environment An environmental report released today shows that air quality in New Zealand is generally good. Our air 2018, produced by the Ministry for the Environment and Stats NZ, shows that while some previously known issues persist, progress has been made and levels of some pollutants are declining. “The report shows […]

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Supporting Air New Zealand to reduce plastic waste

By   /  October 16, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Environment, KB, KB, Ministry for the Environment, New Zealand Government, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Supporting Air New Zealand to reduce plastic waste

Source: Ministry for the Environment Air New Zealand has today announced a commitment to swap out its Air New Zealand owned single-use plastic packaging to compostable or recyclable alternatives on all Domestic routes by October 2019. The Ministry for the Environment has worked collaboratively with Air New Zealand on this initiative, providing advice on lower […]

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Land report highlights issues with soil degradation

By   /  April 19, 2018  /  24/7 News, Environment, Ministry for the Environment, New Zealand Government, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Land report highlights issues with soil degradation

MIL OSI – Source: Ministry for the Environment – Release/Statement Headline: Land report highlights issues with soil degradation An environmental report released today has found we are damaging and losing our soils and our native plants and animals. Our land 2018 is the latest report in the environmental reporting series published by the Ministry for […]

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DOC and NIWA release fish passage guidelines

By   /  April 18, 2018  /  24/7 News, Environment, Ministry for the Environment, New Zealand Government, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on DOC and NIWA release fish passage guidelines

MIL OSI – Source: Ministry for the Environment – Release/Statement Headline: DOC and NIWA release fish passage guidelines “The New Zealand Fish Passage Guidelines sets out recommended practice for the design of instream infrastructure to provide for fish passage. The intent of these guidelines, developed by NIWA and DOC in partnership with the New Zealand […]

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Ombudsman’s review: You are invited to take part.

By   /  April 6, 2018  /  24/7 News, Environment, Ministry for the Environment, New Zealand Government, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Ombudsman’s review: You are invited to take part.

MIL OSI – Source: Ministry for the Environment – Release/Statement Headline: Ombudsman’s review: You are invited to take part. Ombudsman’s OIA review The Chief Ombudsman has commenced four self-initiated investigations into the Official Information practices of the public sector. The agencies involved are the Ministry for the Environment, Ministry for Culture and Heritage, the Department […]

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Seven speakers, seven minutes to seed environmental ideas

By   /  March 28, 2018  /  24/7 News, Environment, Ministry for the Environment, New Zealand Government, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Seven speakers, seven minutes to seed environmental ideas

MIL OSI – Source: Ministry for the Environment – Release/Statement Headline: Seven speakers, seven minutes to seed environmental ideas You may have heard of the 7×7 ideas forum, which has been doing the rounds in Wellington. We are hosting the next 7×7 event showcasing a fantastic line-up of people highlighting environment-related initiatives. This is on 6 […]

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Today is World Water Day

By   /  March 22, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Environment, MIL NZ OSI, Ministry for the Environment, New Zealand, New Zealand Government, New Zealand Government Public Service, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Today is World Water Day

Source: Ministry for the Environment – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Today is World Water Day World Water Day is a United Nations initiative to focus attention on the importance of water. For New Zealand, it’s an opportunity to acknowledge the efforts of the many thousands of New Zealanders who are taking action to improve water quality and […]

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World Water Day

By   /  March 22, 2018  /  24/7 News, Environment, Ministry for the Environment, New Zealand Government, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on World Water Day

MIL OSI – Source: Ministry for the Environment – Release/Statement Headline: World Water Day World Water Day, March 22, is a United Nations initiative to focus attention on the importance of water. For New Zealand, it’s an opportunity to acknowledge the efforts of the many thousands of New Zealanders who are taking action to improve […]

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Our science advisor Dr Alison Collins

By   /  March 13, 2018  /  24/7 News, Environment, Ministry for the Environment, New Zealand Government, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Our science advisor Dr Alison Collins

MIL OSI – Source: Ministry for the Environment – Release/Statement Headline: Our science advisor Dr Alison Collins Dr Alison Collins is our Departmental Science Advisor. Alison is focused on ensuring the best science is avail able, understood and used throughout the Ministry. She has already made good progress since she joined the Ministry last year […]

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A strong economy without resource depletion: Presentation by Andrew Morlet, CE Ellen MacArthur Foundation

By   /  February 28, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Environment, MIL NZ OSI, Ministry for the Environment, New Zealand, New Zealand Government, New Zealand Government Public Service, Press Release  /  Comments Off on A strong economy without resource depletion: Presentation by Andrew Morlet, CE Ellen MacArthur Foundation

Source: Ministry for the Environment – Press Release/Statement: Headline: A strong economy without resource depletion: Presentation by Andrew Morlet, CE Ellen MacArthur Foundation Imagine a world where everything we use goes back into production for something else and nothing is thrown away. Isn’t it a beautiful world? This is the future that global expert Andrew […]

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Progress towards our international climate-change commitments

By   /  December 19, 2017  /  24/7 News, Environment, Ministry for the Environment, New Zealand Government, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Progress towards our international climate-change commitments

MIL OSI – Source: Ministry for the Environment – Release/Statement Headline: Progress towards our international climate-change commitments New Zealand is committed to both domestic and international climate change progress. As a party to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and the Kyoto Protocol we report our actions in New Zealand’s National Communication and […]

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Zero Carbon Act

By   /  December 18, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Environment, MIL NZ OSI, Ministry for the Environment, New Zealand, New Zealand Government, New Zealand Government Public Service, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Zero Carbon Act

Source: Ministry for the Environment – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Zero Carbon Act Minister’s Media Release The Minister for Climate Change, James Shaw, is pleased to announce today the Government’s first important step towards creating a Zero Carbon Act. “Today the Government is making the first important move to deliver on our commitments to be a world […]

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Zero Carbon Act | Ministry for the Environment

By   /  December 18, 2017  /  24/7 News, Environment, Ministry for the Environment, New Zealand Government, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Zero Carbon Act | Ministry for the Environment

MIL OSI – Source: Ministry for the Environment – Release/Statement Headline: Zero Carbon Act | Ministry for the Environment Minister’s Media Release The Minister for Climate Change, James Shaw, is pleased to announce today the Government’s first important step towards creating a Zero Carbon Act. “Today the Government is making the first important move to deliver […]

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Adapting to climate change in New Zealand: Stocktake report from the Climate Change Adaptation Technical Working Group

By   /  December 15, 2017  /  24/7 News, Environment, Ministry for the Environment, New Zealand Government, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Adapting to climate change in New Zealand: Stocktake report from the Climate Change Adaptation Technical Working Group

MIL OSI – Source: Ministry for the Environment – Release/Statement Headline: Adapting to climate change in New Zealand: Stocktake report from the Climate Change Adaptation Technical Working Group Publication date:  December 2017 This report is the first report prepared by the Climate Change Adaptation Technical Working Group. It summarises the expected impacts of climate change […]

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Preparing for coastal change: summary guidance for local government

By   /  December 15, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Environment, MIL NZ OSI, Ministry for the Environment, New Zealand, New Zealand Government, New Zealand Government Public Service, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Preparing for coastal change: summary guidance for local government

Source: Ministry for the Environment – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Preparing for coastal change: summary guidance for local government Publication date: December 2017 Publication reference number: ME 1335 Preparing for Coastal Change is a summary of the Ministry’s Coastal Hazards and Climate Change – Guidance for Local Government in New Zealand released in December 2017. This document summarises the […]

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